Dragons' Yamamoto, 50, announces retirement

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 26, 2015

Dragons' Yamamoto, 50, announces retirement

Chunichi Dragons pitcher Masahiro Yamamoto, who turned 50 in August, said Saturday he will retire at the end this season. "The current reality is that the Dragons are moving forward to rejuvenate the team before my eyes and I strongly felt that it would be ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 4, 2015

Yamamoto says knee injury isn't serious

Chunichi Dragons veteran lefty Masahiro Yamamoto on Wednesday downplayed an injury he suffered a day earlier to his right knee. "Once the inflammation goes away I've been told it's alright to move," the 49-year-old Yamamoto said after arriving at Nagoya Dome. "I can walk, and ...